On Saturday night, Golden Gate Wingmen—consisting of keyboardist Jeff Chimenti (Dead & Company), guitarist John Kadlecik (Furthur), drummer Jay Lane (RatDog, Wolf Bros), and bassist Reed Mathis (Rhythm Devils, Billy & the Kids)—played their second of three weekend performances at Mill Valley, CA’s Sweetwater Music Hall. The Golden Gate Wingmen, so named for their individual experience backing members of the Grateful Dead, worked through their own interpretations of the Dead’s music and welcomed an appropriately Grateful guest—Mr. Bob Weir himself—for the majority of their first set.

The all-star quartet opened up the first set with “Bertha” before working through takes on Kadlecik’s “Cleaning Windows” and the Reed Mathis-led “All Things Must Pass”. Golden Gate Wingmen then invited Bob Weir to the stage “Lazy River Road”, where he’d remain for the remainder of the set. Following “Lazy River Road”, Weir handled lead vocals on a pair of Bob Dylan classics, “Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again” and “Maggies Farm”. From there, Bob Weir led the way on his own “Cassidy” before the four-turned-five-piece worked through an improv-heavy take on “Lady With A Fan” > “Terrapin Station”. Finally, they closed out set one with “Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad”.

Following a brief set break, Kadlecik led the band through “Help On The Way”, which led faithfully into “Slipknot!”. Reed Mathis took the vocal lead on his original tune “The Ladder”, followed by a cover of John Lennon‘s “Nobody Told Me”. A breezy take on “Dark Star” was next, with Kadlecik taking the reins and channeling Jerry Garcia. “Dark Star” eventually gave way to a take on Kadlecik’s “Can’t Stop The Sun” before Mathis led the quartet through a take on Dylan’s “Just Like A Woman”. John Kadlecik took the vocal lead for the remainder of the show, as Golden Gate Wingmen brought the second set to a close with the Grateful Dead’s “Standing On The Moon” followed by Kadlecik’s “What’s Become Of Mary”. “Not Fade Away” served as the evening’s encore.

Watch a full video of Golden Gate Wingmen’s Saturday night show featuring Bob Weir below:

Golden Gate Wingmen ft. Bob Weir – 12/8/2018 [Full-Show Video]

[Video: Sweetwater Music Hall]

Setlist: Golden Gate Wingmen | Sweetwater Music Hall | Mill Valley, CA | 12/8/2018

Set One: Bertha (JK), Cleaning Windows (JK), All Things Must Pass (RM), Lazy River Road* (JK), Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again* (BW), Maggie’s Farm* (BW), Cassidy* (BW), Lady with a Fan* > (BW), Terrapin Station* > (BW), Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad* (All)

Set Two: Help on the Way (JK) > Slipknot! >The Ladder (RM) > Nobody Told Me (JK) > Dark Star (JK) > Can’t Stop The Sun (JK) > Just Like a Woman (RM) > Standing on the Moon (JK) > What’s Become of Mary (JK)

Encore: Not Fade Away (JK)

* w/ Bob Weir

[H/T JamBase]